Christie’s Tea Party Appeal Is Costly

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the state’s top income rate by one third as he forces municipalities and schools to come up with larger contributions for public employee pensions and slashes state aid to those same jurisdiction, both prescriptions for higher property taxes.

Carteret Announces New Fire Safety Program

CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Randy Krum have announced that the Carteret Fire Department “Career Division” and the F.M.B.A. Local # 67 has introduced “Operation Fire Safe,” a new community oriented program that will allow residents to improve the level of fire safety and prevention in their homes.

Five Ex-School Custodians Admitted To PTI Program

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Five former employees of the South Brunswick Board of Education have been admitted to a pre-trial probationary program to resolve charges that they each stole $450 from an account that paid clothing and cleaning allowances, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.